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Selling Your Home: How To Prepare For Showings When You Have Young Kids

August 30, 2014
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When you have young children, staging a home before each showing can be a challenge. “You don’t have to keep everything in perfect, pristine order,” said Lydia Sussek, a real estate saleswoman at Corcoran Group in Manhattan. “If you have kids, it’s hard.” But there are a few things you can do that will have […]

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Selling Your Home: What You Should Know About Appraisals

August 25, 2014
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When it comes to real estate, the appraisal is the linchpin around which all else revolves. Both buyers and sellers are in a holding pattern until the appraiser arrives at the property, looks it over and comes back with a figure for what he thinks the place is worth. “Nothing happens in real estate until […]

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Buy A Second Home Now To Live In During Retirement

August 24, 2014
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With over a quarter of a million Americans turning 65 every month and half of all second-home buyers over 46 (according to the National Association of Realtors), the idea of buying a second home now for future retirement is a certifiable trend. If you’re considering this path to retirement, the type of house you choose […]

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Why You Should Get To Know Your Neighbors

August 24, 2014
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Social connection at the neighborhood level has long been known to be associated with good mental health, and some aspects of physical health. A new research study published from psychologists at the University of Michigan is the first study to look specifically at neighborhood social cohesion and heart attacks, which hit more than 700,000 Americans every year […]

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5 Signs It’s Time To Buy A Home

August 22, 2014
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Although renting has become a popular option for everyone from Millennials to retirees, buying a home is still an important financial milestone for many Americans. According to the National Multifamily Housing Council, renters make up about 33% of U.S. households, but the majority – 67% – own their homes. Although renting has its perks, many homeowners […]

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Strategies For Setting A Price For Your Home

August 22, 2014
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In residential real estate, the asking price is often as much about psychology as it is reality. Michael Seiler, professor of real estate and finance at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., said that most home buyers don’t realize that setting an asking price is primarily a negotiating tactic. “When you set […]

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5 Things To Look Out For When Buying An Older Home

August 22, 2014
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If you are buying a home that’s getting up there in years, whether it’s 300 or merely 30, you can stumble into problems. “The 1950s, 60s and even 70s houses can be deceiving,” says Rob Anzalone, co-founder of Fenwick Keats Real Estate in New York City. “They share many of the same problems [as really […]

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For Older Couples, House-Hunting Begins With Soul-Searching

August 18, 2014
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Figuring out when and where to retire can be a conundrum for anyone, but especially so for couples. Whether they have been married for almost 50 years, or living together for 20, life partners or husbands and wives don’t always have the same ideas about retirement. When they have different timetables or preferences, one may […]

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Tips For Millennials Looking To Secure A Mortgage

August 14, 2014
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Buying a home is the most expensive purchase most people will make in their lifetime. And for millennials saddled with record student loan debt and underemployment in a tight lending environment, the prospect of becoming a homeowner may seem unobtainable. But that’s not necessarily the case. “Millennials should think about [homeownership] now because they should […]

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New Website for North American Advantage Insurance Services Provides Increased Convenience and Functionality

August 14, 2014
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Experiencing dynamic business growth, a rapidly expanding staff, and the need to respond quickly to inquiries for insurance quotes, Brian Dixon knew he needed a helping hand. The vice president, agency manager of North American Advantage Insurance Services (NAAIS) got that assistance and more with the July 22 release of his newly remodeled website: naadvantage.com. […]

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